Place:Union, New Jersey, United States

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NameUnion
Alt namesUnionsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.633°N 74.267°W
Located inNew Jersey, United States     (March 19, 1857 - )
See alsoEssex, New Jersey, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. At the 2010 United States Census, the population was 536,499, an increase of 13,958 (2.7%) from the 522,541 enumerated in the 2000 Census, making it the seventh-most populous county in the state, having been surpassed by Ocean County.[1] It is part of the New York metropolitan area. Its county seat is Elizabeth.[2] The Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked the county as having the 119th-highest per capita income of all 3,113 counties in the United States (and the eighth-highest in New Jersey) in 2009. A study by Forbes.com determined that Union County pays the second-highest property taxes of all U.S. counties, based on 2007 data. With a population density of 4,955 people per square mile (water excluded), Union County was the 15th-most densely populated county in America as of the 2010 Census, and third-densest in New Jersey, behind Hudson County (ranked 6th at 9,754) and Essex County (ranked 11th at 6,126).

Union County was formed on March 19, 1857, from portions of Essex County.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1857 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 27,780
1870 41,859
1880 55,571
1890 72,467
1900 99,353
1910 140,197
1920 200,157
1930 305,209
1940 328,344
1950 398,138
1960 504,255
1970 543,116
1980 504,094
1990 493,819

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External links

www.unioncountynj.org/


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